Try on Tuesday – 11/5/19

#1 | Plaid Sweater

I am OBSESSED with this plaid sweater. I got a medium, its baggy but short so I wanted to size up. These jeans are really old so can’t tag, but love it with jeans and boots.

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#2 & 3 | Plaid Pajama Shorts & Thermal Top

I sometimes wear shorts during the winter to bed, especially when we crank our heat up so these cute flannel ones were the perfect find. Wearing a medium. I also found the warmest/ cutest thermal tops that I ordered in every color LOL also wearing a medium here.

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#4 & 5 | Skirt & Sweater

Wearing a small in the skirt and a small in the sweater. As you can probably tell by no, outfits like these are my go-tos. Something cute that can be transferred to any season. I already know I can wear this skirt for any! The sweater is also long enough to wear with leggings which is a win for me.

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#6 | Lace Top

This trim lace top is adorable and I love it! I actually just ordered the leopard as well. If you have larger breasts, size up. I got the medium and its roomy and perfect.

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#7 & 8 | Pajama Set & Robe

Ok how freakin’ cute is this pajama set. I also love it with the robe with the leopard detail, and it is a walmart find!! I got the pajama set from tj maxx but linked similar ones. Both steals and both perfect for those cold days and nights. Wearing a small in pajamas and medium in robe bu sizing down to a small.

Amazon Try on Haul – Fall 2019

As you all know Amazon is my one stop shop for EVERYTHING lol. I get home decor, furniture, work stuff, clothing, shoes, swimsuits and so much more from them. The quality is usually great 95% of the time, but the key is to read reviews and know what you are buying. I also wouldn’t buy anything with a low rating.

You can also head over to my stories or Amazon highlight to watch me talk about all of these items, if you want to hear what I have to say haha BUT anyway, here we go.

Hat || Cardigan || Jeans || Top || Flats || Booties || Adhesive Bra

This will probably be one of my go to fall looks. It is so easy to dress it up or down with flats or booties and just so simple and cute. I am wearing a 4 in the tank, 6 in the jeans (levis run small for me I always size up), small in the cardigan, 9 in the flats, and 9 in the booties but ordered a 9.5 as they are a tiny bit snug.

Top || Cardigan || Jeans || Booties || Similar Booties

I am wearing this cardigan in a small but it is definitely oversized. Haven’t decided if I am a huge fan of this one yet only because I have one so similar but still haven’t decided. Wearing a 9.5 in my booties and a small in the top. I honestly just paired this quickly, but you can do so many things with it. Wear it with a dress or skirt, so many options.

Tees

I am NOT a fan of crew neck tighter tees, so this is not up my alley, but if you are, these shirts were seriously so comfortable and would be super cute for laying pieces in the fall. You get a pack of 2 and this one came with a white and black stripes shirt. I am wearing medium but it was way to big on my body but fine for my arms. I like the loose tees better for layering. They are currently unavailable but come back in stock often.

Tank

Ok I thought I was getting like a chiffon material here but its cotton. Still super cute but I am looking for more of the chiffon one. I am wearing a small and otherwise really like it. I might still keep it, not sure yet haha

Skirt || Tee || Jacket || Booties

This will be another fall favorite outfit without a doubt. I just love graphic tees tied up and think its super cute with jeans. I love it paired with the leather too! Wearing a small in the skirt, medium in tee, medium in jacket (size up for layering), and 9.5 in shoes.

Dress

I am loving this dress color for the fall and the dress itself is super cute so it is a win win! I would totally wear it for Thanksgiving too! Wearing a medium.

Dress

THIS THIS THIS. Obsessed. It is a bit see through so make sure you wear nude or white undies, but its amazing. IF their are any brides getting married in the fall or winter and need a cute dress this is it!. The sleeves are also super stretchy. Wearing a small.

Romper || Similar Boots 1 2 3 4

This outfit is everything. I love green olive colors with beiges and browns. These boots are old Stuart Weitzmans but I linked some similar ones. The romper is a size medium.

Jacket || Dress

So I looked and this dress is a small but its very big. Nothing a belt can’t fix because it is super cute. Also the jacket doesn’t match, I know, but I was looking for a grey Faux Leather Coat and found this color and am loving it.


More will be coming soon! Hope you enjoyed 🙂

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Dupes

Hi Babes. The few Nordi Dupes that I shared this past weekend have been a major hit, and I have been getting requests for more. The nordi sale opens to the public on Friday, but most things are sold out, so here are some dupes that would be perfect for the fall! There are a lot of animal print & fall tone items in this post haha

** I will continue to update as the sale goes on **

Left Booties Right Booties

I ordered these dupes as soon as I saw them and will share more about them when they come in. The price just automatically pulled me in, and I get a bunch of things from windsor and know the quality is great.

Left Sweater Right Sweater

Although not identical colors, this is a perfect dupe for a long comfy cardigan.

Left Mule Right Mule

I actually prefer this dupe over the original. I think the shape of the mule is so much better. These are currently in my cart!

Left Sweater Right Sweater

I am all about comfy sweaters for fall but can’t justify spending a ton of money on them when you need so many. I will be ordering a bunch of these amazon ones asap!

Left Coat Right Coat

Ok guys I have this jacket and love it. I will share a picture below, but it is definitely a must for the fall and winter.

Left Jeans Right Jeans

Just ordered these target jeans. I have been loving the look of the capri wider legs, but do not want to spend a fortune. So excited to see how these fit.

Left Pajama Set Right Pajama Set

I know that these pajamas have been popular during the sale and I can’t wait to get my amazon pair in!

Left Bootie Right Bootie

Leather booties are a must have for the fall and winter and these are a good/affordable dupe.

Left Flats Right Flats

Ordered these flats and can’t wait to get them in. Express has such great quality items so I know they will be just as good.

Left Skirt Right Skirt

I ordered this skirt as soon as I found it because I was eyeing the one for the nordstrom sale and was so sad it sold out so fast. I will share more about the dupe when I get it, but it has good reviews!

Left Leggings Right Leggings

I have the spanx leggings that are part of the nordstrom sale (right), and love them. I just hate the price tag, even on sale. I would rather find a pair I like for cheaper and have a few. This pair has great reviews and I can’t wait until they come in. — UPDATE — They came in and I am in love. They are the same as spanx and a 1/4 of the price. You NEED them.

Left Sweater Right Sweater

I love the scooped bottom of the cardigan. Loving the price difference between them especially since they look identical.

Left Cami Right Cami

Ok I know the price difference may not be major here, but the sell out risk for this cami is so high, I couldn’t chance waiting until the 19th!

Left Sweater Right Sweater

I own this sweater on the left and love it. I have seen the nordstrom one and they are so similar.

Left Pants Right Pants

Got these pants in from Walmart yesterday and WOW am I obsessed. Can’t wait to wear them this fall.

Left Sweater Right Sweater

Love both but would much rather pay the cheaper price 🙂

Left Skirt Right Skirt

I love suede skirts for the fall and winter, especially brown, and find both of these to be super cute.

Left Dress Right Dress

I have this dress in another color (shown below) and love it. I have worn it to weddings and cocktail parties and it is always a big hit!

Left Cardigan Right Cardigan

There is always room in your closet for a longline cardigan!

Left Sweater Right Sweater

I have been wanting one of these from the last sale but can’t imagine spending $50 n it. But glad I found a cheaper version 🙂

Left Henley Top Right Henley Top

Henley tops are perfect for that transition into fall from summer. It is a lightweight top and looks so cute with shorts.

Left Jacket Right Jacket

I am a sucker for faux leather jackets but this on is just so cute. I actually prefer the look of the cheaper one. For a limited time it is actually on sale for $34 using “July15” at checkout.

Left Wrap Right Wrap

I am 100% ordering this! I love the two toned better than the one toned wrap and just think its perfect for the fall. I would pair this with a long sleeve white top (probably turtleneck), and leather pants.

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale 2019

** Check HERE for my finds for less**

It is that time of year!! The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is honestly like Christmas and I can’t wait! I tend to stock up on some fall staples and favorites during the sale because their prices are just THAT good!

I will constantly be updated this post, so make sure to check back throughout the sale. Check below for my picks based on their catalog!

Some Background & Timeframe

If you are a card member, you can get early access to the sale starting July 12 at 12:30pm. Otherwise you will have to wait, with me, and access the sale on July 19. Once it hits August 5, the prices will go back to normal and you won’t be able to get anything for the sale again.

It does seem like it is easier and better to shop if you have the card, since a lot of the items sell out in the early access, but you do not have to have the card to enjoy the sale.


Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Catalog

You can click here to view items in their catalog. This previews items that will be in the sale. From the catalog I have picked some of my favorite items that I will share below 🙂

I will be adding items as the sale opens since there is no access to the full sale right now!

Clothing

Accessories

Beauty

Shoes

Current Makeup Routine

My current makeup routine, step by step

Whenever I post on my stories with some makeup on, I get a bunch of DM’s asking if I can do a makeup tutorial. Let me start off by saying I am NOT a professional LOL. I probably don’t do certain things correctly, but this works for me 🙂 I uploaded an IGTV video showcasing each step here.

#1 LOTION (ELF) || I put lotion all over my face before I put my primer on or anything else. My face tends to get really dry in every season, so if I do not put lotion on, my nose and cheeks will dry up and peel under my makeup && we don’t want that. It’s extremely weird lol. I have tried various hydrating lotions and have used the ELF one for almost a year now. Not only is it super affordable, but it does the job.

#2 FACE PRIMER PRIMER || I pat/rub this onto under my eyes and by my nose (underneath near my lip), on my chin, and a little on my forehead. It helps to hold my makeup and hide my larger pores. This primer has by far been the best one I have tried. I have been loving Tula products and this was no exception.

#3 FOUNDATION || Wearing the shade “465” when I have no tan and “490” when I have that sun kissed glow. I kind of just put some all over my face and neck and buff it in with this brush. I have tried using beauty blenders, but I do not get the same effect I do if I buff it in with a brush. I also bring the excess to my chest area if I am wearing a lower cut shirt. I find that I do not apply it as evenly with a beauty blender, than I do with a brush. Also, Jamie (@makeupbyjaysaunz) talked about this foundation on her story and then I saw Tricia (@hairby_trici) and she was wearing it, and I knew I needed to try it. It has the best wear and is such an amazing formula.

#5 CONCEALER || I use the shade “Light Beige.” I just started using like two months ago and prefer it over shape tape. I apply my concealer under my eyes, on the sides of my nose, under my nose, on my chin, on the top of my nose, and on my forehead; all in the shape of a triangle. I then damp my beauty blender, with this setting spray and buff/dab the concealer in to blend it into my face.

#6 SETTING POWDER || I use the shade “Translucent” to set my concealer! This has by far been the best one I have tried and used. I apply it with the same beauty blender I applied my concealer with here. I apply it to every place I put the concealer, as well as around my mouth because I get crease lines there. After 5 or so minutes, I wipe it off with a brush. No specific one, but I usually use one like this.

#7 BRONZER & CONTOUR || To apply my contour, I make a fish face and apply the bronzer to my cheek bones to make them look more defined. I then apply it on my forward and jawline. You end up applying it like the number 3. I then do the side of my nose and a small line across the bridge of my nose. I use this brush to apply the bronzer on my face and this brush (the largest one) to apply it to my cheeks bones, forehead, and jawline. I use either this brush set to contour my nose and then use the other brush in it to blend it out. I also sometimes use a foundation stick to just add a bit to the look before doing it with my bronzer, with this in “F11”

#8 BLUSH || Wearing shade “Berry Amore” which is my favorite! I love the baked blushes because they give me the best color. I apply this to the apple of my cheeks and towards my contour. I use the brush all the way to the right in this pack to apply the blush.

# EYES (PALETTE, PRIMER, TAPE) || I use the Huda Beauty or the Carli Bybel palette (which is no longer for sale) on a daily basis. Because I have brown eyes, I have found that pinks, purples, etc work best to really make my eyes pop. So first I use the eye primer. Then I will blend the “COLOR” and “COLOR” into my crease using this brush. Once I have a good base color I like, I then do the outside corners of my eyes with a brown or black eyeshadow to give it a slight smokey eye effect with this brush. Then, I use this brush (and wet it with my setting spray) to get some glitter or pigment onto the lid of my eye. Wetting it prior to using glitter or more pigmented eyeshadows will really glop it on for the brighter effect. Lastly I will put a little but more of the darker brown or black onto the end of my eye lid again and blend it using this brush.

#9 EYELINERS (BOTTOM, TOP) || I use a liquid eyeliner on the top lid and a regular pencil for the bottom lid. My eyes are extremely sensitive, and these are the only two that have not bothered me. To get a winged look, I tend to follow my eyelid up and just hope for the best LOL.

#10 MASCARA (CURLER, PRIMER, MAIN, MAGNETIC LASHES) || First I use the lash curler on both eyes. I then use the primer to really extend my lashes out as much as possible. I usually put it on one eye, top and bottom, and then put it on the other. Once they both have it, I go back to the first eye and put mascara on then do to the other so it gives the primer a chance to dry a little. Then, I use the magnetic lashes, if I want that extra boom, since I can’t apply lashes with glue (I literally just don’t get how people do it! It is so hard LOL), and my eyes are too sensitive to get extensions.

#11 HIGHLIGHTER || I am obsessed with Kylie Cosmetic’s highlighters. I have three of them and literally use them all the time. I use this brush to apply it to the bridge of my nose, the tip of my nose, above my eyebrow, right under my eyebrow, above my top lip, and above my cheekbones.

#12 LIPS (LINER, LIPSTICK, & MOISTURIZER) || Liner is the shade “dusty rose,” the lipstick is “velvet teddy.”

#13 SETTING SPRAY || I spray this all over my face once my makeup is complete. It helps to set it and keep it looking matte.

#14 OTHER ITEMS || (Items I use behind the scenes) Beauty Sponge Cleaner, Waterless Brush & Sponge Cleaner,

Hope this helps! You can also head to my instagram to watch me apply it on IGTV <3

Xo,
Nina

Save vs. Splurge – Vacation Edition

Hi babes! I have a trip coming up, and have been non-stop looking for some cute outfits and items. I have been obsessed with finding some cute kimonos for the beach, bikinis, and some more cute vacation items. I fell in love with the Valentino sandals, but couldn’t justify spending $345 on them, and knew I had to find a cheaper option/dupe. Thanks to amazon, I did!! I am sharing a few of my other save vs splurge ideas for you gals <3

SAVE

SPLURGE

Which is your favorite “Save” item?

Xo,

Nina


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